Dina Asfaha

Doctoral Student


Dina M. Asfaha is a William Fontaine Fellow studying the medical innovation, expertise, and infrastructure of the underground hospital established during Eritrea's revolution against Ethiopia (1961-1991), and how it laid the foundation for contemporary healthcare in Eritrea. You can learn more about Dina here: www.dinamasfaha.com


MA Oral History, Columbia University, 2017. BA Africana Studies, Barnard College of Columbia University 2016.

Research Interests

medical anthropology, political anthropology, science and technology studies, sovereignty and nationalism, infrastructure, social networks, political economy, Eritrea, Horn of Africa

Graduate Status